Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to clean up your home. These simple steps will help you make your home as energy-efficient and efficient as possible.
1. Your air ducts and vents should be cleaned.
It’s easier on your lungs, your heating and cooling systems, and your lungs to clean out all the dirt and dust that has built up. This will save you money and increase the life expectancy of your cooling system.
2. Seal any air leaks. Sealing, caulking, and weather-stripping cracks or openings around windows, doors, and other openings can help prevent air from leaking out of your home. This will ensure that your cooling and heating systems work at their best.
3. Seal your air ducts. Heating and cooling systems can be affected by leaky air ducts, up to 30%. You can save money and energy by sealing and insulating your ducts.
4. Check your fridge’s door seal. The refrigerator consumes a lot of energy. Make sure that the seals are tight and clean.
5. Clean the track of your sliding door. Clean the track if you have a sliding glass door. Dirty and grit on the track can cause damage to the door’s seal and create gaps that allow air to escape.
6. Get out your duster. Dust can prevent electronics and motors from running at their best. Dust your computer, office equipment and electronics.
7. To improve the efficiency of your cooling and heating systems, replace your air filters. This simple action could reduce your energy consumption by up to 15%
8. Get your HVAC system serviced. Your heating and cooling systems should be serviced at least once per year. This will ensure that they are working efficiently and cost-effectively.
9. To prevent heat from leaving your home, you should update the insulation in your attic, walls, roof, windows, doors, floors, roof, floor, and windows. This can make your heating and cooling systems more efficient.
10. Switch to energy-efficient lighting. Did you know that LED bulbs consume 75% less energy than incandescents and last 25 times as long? You can save tons of money and energy by switching to LED or CFL bulbs. Because LEDs emit very little heat, they can keep your home cool as the temperatures rise.
11. Reduce the temperature of your water heater. This is 18% of an average utility bill. You can reduce your energy consumption by lowering the water heater’s temperature to 120 degrees F.
12. You can change the direction of your ceiling fan. Turn your ceiling fans counterclockwise to push cool air down when it gets warmer. This will keep your home cooler and allow you to reduce the AC.
These small steps can make a huge difference in your home’s energy use, helping you to save money and energy. After making your home more efficient, you can make sure that the electricity you use comes from renewable sources.